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Brazilian chicken exports hit record high

The mad cow and hoof-and-mouth diseases affecting the beef trade worldwide added to the higher dollar and good harvests of corn and soybean in Brazil,...

Indian food market offers great opportunities

Steady nerves and unwavering commitment are just some of the prerequisites for food and agricultural companies wanting to establish themselves in the Indian market, according...

Tate & Lyle moves away from US sugar market

The British sugar processor Tate & Lyle announced on June 7 the sale of the Western Sugar Company to the American sugar company Rocky Mountain...

Campari setting up IPO

The Italian beverage group Campari is to launch an initial public offering in the near future that could value the maker of the bitter aperitif...

French poultry production rises 1 per cent

Poultry production in France rose 1 per cent in 2000 to 2.25 million tons carcass weight equivalent, according to figures from Agreste, the statistics department...

Sainsbury reaches out for international investors

The British supermarket chain J Sainsbury is to sell euro-denominated and sterling-denominated bonds to broaden its investor base beyond domestic accounts, reports eFinancial News. ...

ADM swaps stakes with AGP

The American grain processing giant Archer Daniels Midland Co. claims it is to acquire Ag Processing Inc.'s stake in the U.S. and Caribbean operations of...

More sauces and soups for Heinz

H.J. Heinz Co. announced on June 6 that it would acquire the pasta sauce, dry bouillon and soup businesses from Borden Foods Corporation, the American...

Cadbury on track to buy Orangina

On June 6, Cadbury Schweppes, the British food and beverage group, is to announce it has reached a preliminary agreement with Pernod Ricard, the French...

Degussa setting up Zentaris IPO

The German chemicals group Degussa will start bookbuilding for the flotation of its biotechnology branch Zentaris, on June 6, reports the Financial Times. Degussa...

Dairy Crest announces "super dairies"

Dairy Crest, the UK food group, is to open the first of its two "super dairies" in November, the Financial Times reports. The group has...

Cargill increases soybean export from Brazil

The American agribusiness multinational Cargill is constructing a soybean export terminal in Santarém, Brazil, near the local port. The complex will occupy a 45,000 square...

Foster's looking for new acquisitions

Foster's chief executive officer Ted Kunkel said the company was looking at paying "reasonable prices" for bolt on acquisitions, and moving into the services and...

Sara Lee selling baked-goods unit

The American consumer products company Sara Lee announced on June 4 that it was selling its British baked-goods business to Hibernia Foods, the Irish food...

Australia secures Japanese skim milk contract

The Australian Dairy Corporation recently announced that the latest tender from the Agriculture and Livestock Industry Corporation of Japan (ALIC) has resulted in Australian processors...

J. Rettenmaier & Söhne expands fibre ingredient operations

German ingredients company J. Rettenmaier & Söhne announced recently the opening of a new production plant for oat fibres with a capacity of approximately 4,000...

Sara Lee to merge meat businesses

US food and consumer packaged goods giant Sara Lee Corp.on Wednesday said that it would combine its fragmented U.S. meat business into two units, retail...

Cadbury concerned by PepsiCo's Quaker deal

The British beverage and confectionery group, Cadbury Schweppes, has warned the US Federal Trade Commission that the proposed US$ 13.3bn acquisition of Quaker Oats by...

Bernard Matthews tenders for New Zealand meat

UK meat company Bernard Matthews Holdings would like control of Richmond Ltd, New Zealand's biggest publicly traded meat processor, to supply its growing said, IndustrySearch...

Carlsberg to take control of Turk Tuborg

The Danish brewer Carlsberg announced on May 31 a $52m deal that will give it control of the second-largest Turkish beer manufacturer Turk Tuborg, reports...

Unilever sells brands

The Anglo-Dutch consumer products giant Unilever announced on May 31 it is to sell several American brands from Bestfoods, which is acquired last year for...

New Zealand dairy merger on hold

The heads of Global Dairy (GlobalCo) and key dairy processors Kiwi Cooperative Dairies and New Zealand Dairy Group attended a media conference on May 30...

Hansen buys toddler juice

US natural beverage company Hansen Natural Corporation announced on Wednesday that it has acquired the US Junior Juice brand. Junior Juice is targeted at...

Eridania Béghin-Say finalises split

After the merger of Béghin-Say with the sugar and agro-industrial activities of Eridania in 1992, the Eridania Béghin-Say group, a leader in the agro-industrial industry,...

Pernod sell Italian flavours to Kerry

French drinks group Pernod Ricard has reached an agreement in principle to sell its fully-owned subsidiary San Giorgio Flavours (Italy) to Kerry Group, a global...

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